Authentic traditional Japanese home and ceremonial tea house, designed to integrate harmoniously with their surroundings, are sited on a 2.3 acre "Hill of Tranquility" backed by 213 acres of Redding open space land w/miles of hiking trails & supreme privacy. Take a tour at https://tours.listingstyle.com/1187003?idx=1 Built by the original owner & his children, Mr Rolnick followed Japanese and post & beam construction techniques. Welcoming entry foyer w/river stone floor leads to a wide open floor plan w/sun filtering through rice paper Shoji screens. Rooms may be defined if desired w/roll down walls. Main living areas (minus the kitchen) & bedroom floors are covered w/handmade Tatami mats along w/some hardwood. Large eat in kitchen has new 2018 stainless steel appliances, granite countertops & tile floor opens to a screened porch. Host dinner parties around the Japanese hand made sunken table. Step out from the sun room onto the moss gardens & paths leading to the Koi pond, large outdoor entertainment deck, Sforza pizza oven, fire pit & "devil's" bridge to tea house. Current owners extensively maintained & improved the property, notably a new AC air handler, well tank, pump & plumbing in 2017; remodeled master bath in 2010; & new roof on main house 2006. (Full list is in supplements & house) Come enjoy the serenity of this one-of-a-kind retreat. Conveniently located just minutes to the Metro North train, shops, restaurants. commuter roads and Redding's Blue Ribbon Schools.